Energy Saving Tips to Beat the Heat
PSE provides three ways to save this summer
BELLEVUE, Wash. (7/27/2017) With temperatures expected to rise up this weekend and throughout next week, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is providing energy-saving tips to help reduce customers’ bills during the hotter summer months:
- Switch to LED lights.
While replacing incandescent lighting with LEDs any time of year will save energy and money, doing so during the summer has the additional benefit of keeping your home cooler by avoiding the extra heat generated from incandescent bulbs.
- Install a ductless heat pump system.
Thinking about air conditioning? In addition to efficiently heating your home, a ductless heat pump can also cool, but it’s quieter, less expensive to run and more effective than a window A/C unit at keeping a room comfortable a hot summer day.
- Conserve water.
In addition to ensuring a sustainable water supply for generations to come, water conservation also has many energy-saving benefits. In most cases, electricity or gas is used to heat water, so the less water that is used, the less energy is needed. One simple way customers can save water and energy is to install WaterSense labeled showerheads and faucet aerators. A standard showerhead uses 2.5 gallons of water per minute whereas a WaterSense labeled showerhead will use no more than 2 gallons per minute. That’s a big savings!
For more information about other PSE programs and services for residential customers, visit pse.com/savenow.